I hate the whole flipbook thing so let me get that out of the way first.
While flash will continue to be a very viable option for game developers and
others using it for HTML5 work, it's dead for this type of thing.
If you expect any of your work to be viewed by those on mobile devices,
forget about it now and start looking at other alternatives. Having a page
curl isn't worth what you'll be faced with as far as the loss of your
Stick with a well done PDF and you're going to have the best possible output
and by sticking with that one output you won't be wasting time and effort
trying to do the same thing twice or three times.
Keep in mind that's just my opinion and I'm sure others will disagree and
I agree Bob.
The challenge here is that our clients and the readers of their magazine have come to really like the flipbooks and already have about 30 magazines published on their site. As I mentioned, we will likely end up providing both a pdf and flipbook.
The original designer says he created his own flipbook software, so that doesn't help us. Looking at all of the different products on the market, I'd love some suggestions as for what the best options are, keeping in mind that in addition to the usual flip feature, they also need to be searchable. (The current software will create an index of pages that match your keyword search and then highlight the keywords on the page as well, which is a nice feature.)
Does anyone know of software with this feature?